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Coheed and Cambria Explore ‘The Afterman’ Concept With Video Series

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Coheed and Cambria have been known to pull out every stop to create an overall concept for their albums, but for ‘The Afterman: Ascension,’ singer Claudio Sanchez is at least preparing the band’s fans for the next chapter with a video series explanation. Those who follow the group know their dedication not only to the music but also in creating an interweaving story with the songs and overall discs that the listener can dig into deeper should they choose.

The first of a nine-part explanation of the album’s concept has just surfaced, with Sanchez detailing through words and illustrations where we’re at when the latest musical chapter begins.

“Our main character Cyrus Amory is about embark on this journey into the unknown,” reveals Sanchez. “He essentially discovers the energy source and what its relationship is to the planets and the doors are opening and in come these apparitions that I’m not sure that he can see, but the viewer can see that there is something mysterious and interesting coming through.”

The first trailer, subtitled ‘The Hollow,’ can currently be seen at the band’s website, and further chapters revealing the concept’s details are expected to continue at least up to the release of ‘The Afterman: Ascension’ on Oct. 9.

Fans can currently pre-order the ‘Amory Award Edition,’ which comes with a 78-page book, four CDs, a VIP Tour laminate, a medallion certificate and a documentary DVD on the album, as well as a free download of the single ‘Domino the Destitute’ and entry to an online area with private transmissions and music download access here.

Watch Coheed & Cambria’s ‘The Afterman: Ascension’ Conceptual Trailer

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